Call for Proposals
SKM Dissertation Prize 2009
The divisions of the DPG integrated in the Section Condensed Matter (SKM) invite applications for a dissertation prize to be awarded at the SKM Spring Conference 2009 in Dresden.
The intention of the prize is to honour outstanding scientific work and its excellent presentation in a lecture.
Outstanding scientific dissertations from the specialist area of the SKM which were completed in 2007 or 2008 may be nominated.
Nominations may be submitted by the tutor responsible for the dissertation (with the exception of jury members).
Selection procedure: The jury appointed by the SKM will choose up to four finalists from all the nominations; these finalists will be invited to give a lecture about their work at a dissertation symposium at the Spring Conference in Dresden. After the symposium, the jury will choose the prize winner and announce the result at the conference. All finalists will receive a 500 Euro travel grant to the Spring Conference, the winner will receive 1500 Euro prize money.
The complete nomination includes:
- The scientific CV of the nominee including publication list and proof of examination for a doctorate.
- An outline by the nominee about the potential of this dissertation (in general and also with a view to further personal development).
- Reasons for the nomination by the tutor, which make clear why the nominated dissertation is outstanding science.
- A supporting letter by a university lecturer who is not connected with the dissertation.